PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A Palo Alto boy riding a bicycle was killed Friday night after colliding with a flatbed truck, Palo Alto police said.
The bicyclist and the truck were both headed east on California Avenue, with boy riding on the sidewalk, about 7:40 p.m. when the truck made a right turn onto El Camino Real and collided with the cyclist, police said.READ MORE: "Someone's Shooting Outside The Door": Video, Audio Recordings Reveal Frantic Moments Of Deadly VTA Shooting
Police did not release the name of the middle-school-age boy. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a Palo Alto man in his 60s, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. He was not cited or arrested, pending the outcome of an investigation.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fireworks May Have Sparked 4-Alarm Brush Fire In Vallejo, Homes Damaged
Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and who has not already spoken with police about it is encouraged to call the police department’s 24-hour dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Fire Destroys 2 Pleasant Hill Homes; Firefighter Suffers Burns
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